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Children's Books by Authors and Illustrators of Color

"We assume whiteness is the default because whiteness, historically, has been the default. This is one of the many reasons diverse representation matters so much. We need to change the default." —Roxane Gay, author of Bad FeministHunger, Difficult Womenand An Untamed Statefrom an interview with The Rumpus

These picture and board books are geared towards children ages newborn to eight, depending on reading level.

Books: 
Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time Cover Image
By Linda Sue Park, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328781338
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Published: Clarion Books - September 3rd, 2019

Martin Rising: Requiem For a King Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780545702539
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 2nd, 2018

The King of Kindergarten Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740740
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 2nd, 2019

The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781499804119
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Published: little bee books - January 8th, 2019

Like the Moon Loves the Sky: (Mommy Book for Kids, Islamic Children's Book, Read-Aloud Picture Book) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Saffa Khan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452180199
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 10th, 2020

Freedom in Congo Square Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499801033
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Published: little bee books - January 5th, 2016

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker Cover Image
By Robbie Robertson, David Shannon (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781419712203
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015

The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

Carmela Full of Wishes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399549045
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

I Believe I Can Cover Image
By Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667137
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2020

Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514121
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Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316475174
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2018

A Big Mooncake for Little Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316404488
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

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The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Festival of Colors Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481420495
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Published: Beach Lane Books - January 30th, 2018

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316475143
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

Visiting Day Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, James Ransome (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147516084
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Published: Puffin Books - August 11th, 2015

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

A is for Activist Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781609805395
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Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013

A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623708030
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250112491
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 2nd, 2017